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Old 01-22-2004, 12:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy cd-rom/cd-rw problems, please help!!

I just installed Mandrake 9.2 and everything went beautifully, except for one thing. I ran K3b to copy a CD and I received this error message:

No support for ATAPI with cdrdao
You will not be able to use all your reading devices as copy sources since there is at least one not configured to use SCSI emulation and your system does not support ATAPI with cdrdao.
Solution: The best and recommended solution is to enable ide-scsi (SCSI emulation) for all writer devices. This way you won't have any problems.

Can anyone aout there tell me how to enable ide-scsi emulation?

Old 01-22-2004, 01:08 AM   #2
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to enable scsi emulation on IDE drive you can pass an option to the kernel.

if u use LILO, have a line in lilo.conf that says something like ` append="hdc=ide-scsi" ` (assuming hdc => the drive u want to enable emulation for)

i only use LILO, so if u r using GRUB, pls find out how to do a similar thing in grub.conf
Old 01-22-2004, 01:09 AM   #3
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If you're using Lilo as your bootloader, then it pretty simple. You need to add something like 'append="append="hdd=ide-scsi" to your /etc/lilo.conf file. Your exact syntax maay very, based on how your drives are set up, but this should help you on your way. Once it's set up, then run 'lilo' as root, to install the changes, and you should be good to go.

The better option, though it varies depending on the distro, is to use a more modern program that avoids scsi emulation (which is what ide-scsi is). Linus himself can't stand the code, but it's been around so long that nobody's bothered to try and fix it. (He considers it the worst kind of hack, which it is, but it works, so nobody really messes with it.)
Old 01-22-2004, 02:08 AM   #4
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Thanks guys...i'll try these out tomorrow and post about whether or not it works.

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You may have to go to a 2.6 kernel to get full ATAPI support with cdrdao rather than using scsi emulation.

# CD burning copying ripping info
Is it configured and what is the device? Command this to find out:
cdrecord -scanbus
Adding an IDE CD-Writer to Linux
CD Writing HOWTO
Burning CDs on Linux
# Burn an ISO to disk
cdrecord -v speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/foo.iso
# Burn from disk to disk
cdrecord -v dev=<your device> speed=<burning speed> -isosize /dev/cdrom
# ISO information
isoinfo -i -d /dev/cdrom
# Generate an ISO from a directory.
mkisofs -vrTJUV "Label" -o foo.iso /path/to/directory
# Generate an ISO from a CD
dd if=/dev/cdrom of=foo.iso
# cdparanoia - search for a drive with reporting of autosense:
cdparanoia -vsQ
# Rip a complete audio CD with cdparanoia
cdparanoia -B "1-"
Linux MP3 CD Burning mini-HOWTO
# Convert mp3 to wav with lame
for i in *.mp3; do lame --decode $i `basename $i .mp3`.wav; done
# Burn a CD from wav files
cdrecord -v -audio -pad speed=<burning speed> dev=<your device> /path/to/*.wav


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